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The Lord’s Day Alliance of the United States is the name of this organization. It is a coordinating agency, once of various Protestant ecclesiastical organizations, now of “Christian” churches, since the Roman Catholic church is included in its representation, It has been established for the cultivation and maintenance of the first day of the week as a day of rest, renewal, worship and religious education.

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Bernard Levin, one of England’s leading newspaper columnists, commented in the London Daily Mail on November 8, 1965, that “The only thing you always seem to find in an hotel room of any quality, wherever you are, is the Gideon Bible.” The columnist added that the Gideon practice of placing Bibles is one “which only does good, and which has never hurt anybody in the doing of it.” The object of the Gideons in performing this task of Scripture distribution is stated simply as “that of winning men and women, boys and girls to a saving knowl

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Dear Editor: May I submit the following on the subject of hymns and Psalms! As has already been noted, we do use hymns in our homes, our Christian schools, at hymn-sings, special meetings, and on the radio broadcasts. The place for hymns (and, of late, certain Christmas carols) is not in the worship services of our churches, but in these consecrated circles. The songs so utilized, we believe, are carefully selected according to Christian judgment and evaluation, in the light of our doctrine. That is as it should be. Still, how comprehensive is the volume of the hymns we use?...

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In the Beacon Lights magazine of November 1960 we defended the proposition that in preparing for the ministry, seminary should be attended before college. This was done on the basis of the presupposition that there is in the world really no Christian college; at least, not in the strict, Reformed sense of the term, and that therefore the instruction from such an institution lies primarily in inculcating certain facts, which in itself is insufficient, inasmuch as the facts of themselves do not declare the whole truth. Something in addition to the facts is needed.

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But there is more that we may learn from Dewey, especially when he advocates the teacher’s forming a proper attitude in the pupil to the subject under study, and to all of life in general. The most important attitude, he says, is the desire to go on studying. We agree that this is a very important attitude, but it certainly is not the most important. The most important attitude is that whether we eat or drink or study or whatever we do, we do all to the glory of God; that we seek first God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness in...

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The title, “Atheism, the Enemy of Civilization,” is at the head of a treatise, something of an insult, but it nevertheless states a fact. It is a slight insult in that the most deep-seated enmity of atheism is rather directed against the true God, as even the term itself implies. It is, as a matter of fact, the enemy of civilization only as the inevitable result of being the inveterate enemy of God. God’s opponents, inimical to man’s Creator, are the foe of man-and the image of God in man.

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